4729-5-25 Dispensing and compounding of drugs.

(A) Only a pharmacist or pharmacy intern under the personal supervision of a pharmacist is permitted to engage in dispensing and compounding.

(B) A qualified pharmacy technician pursuant to section 4729.42 of the Revised Code, not a pharmacist or intern under the personal supervision of a pharmacist, may assist a pharmacist in the compounding and dispensing of drugs in accordance with section 4729.01 of the Revised Code and according to the following requirements:

(1) May not engage in any procedure requiring professional judgment. The pharmacist is responsible for the drug compounded or dispensed.

(2) The system of drug distribution must provide exact control and assign immediate responsibility only to a pharmacist accountable at every point in the system between receipt of the order for a drug and final delivery for administration or use by the patient.

(3) May not engage in any procedure contrary to the intent of the statutes and rules regulating the dispensing and compounding of drugs.


(C) No dangerous drug, as defined in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code, shall be sold, offered for sale, or dispensed by means of any mechanical device unless such device is approved by the state board of pharmacy.

Effective: 10/27/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/10/2011 and 10/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.27 , 4729.28
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/71, 3/19/87, 3/1/99, 4/27/07